A few months back, Instagram launched their own video recording app called “Hyperlapse”, exclusively for iOS devices. Many people thought it was just a normal video recorder, but it is capable of recording clean and non-shaky videos, even when your device is hand held. Apart from adding features to the Instagram app, the team is concentrating more on add-ons to create beautiful images and videos. Layout is the newest addition to that list, to create beautiful collages using your photographs.
As of now, Layout is available only for iPhone and iPad. The process is dead simple and the options are pretty easy to understand. Once you complete the installation, the app will walk you through the instructions to create a collage using multiple images.
In the home screen of the app, all the images from the camera roll will be displayed in that window. Once you start choosing the images, the app will start showing the preview of different layouts on the screen above. You can choose up to nine images for a single collage and you will be shown eight different layouts to choose. The layouts will automatically change according to the number of images you choose. It will not end after you choose the layout, still you have the control over the images and do some editing in the next window.
In the next window, you will have three different options, Replace, Mirror and Flip. Using these options you can replace an existing photograph in the collage, mirror and flip the images quickly. Also, the Photo Booth option on the home screen will let you take a selfie and add it to the collage instantly.
Compared to complex third party Photo Editing apps, Layout is very simple and creates beautiful collages in just seconds. Instead of sharing multiple images in Instagram or any other social accounts, you can combine them into a beautiful collage and share them easily on your timeline. This is an excellent idea from Instagram and this will bring more creative images from the users. Some of the samples have been shown below.
As I said before, the app is available only for iOS devices and there is no information about the availability of the app for Android and other platforms. However, we have plenty of third party apps available for Android and hope we will see this app soon in other mobile platforms too. Share your views about the app in the comments. Thanks for reading, do share this post with your friends.